BS in Biochemistry

06 September 2019
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BS biochemistry is a four year bachelor level program. The program is designed according to the national and international standard. Graduates of this program have gone to various countries, industries, and organizations for job and higher studies. In the last two semesters, students will be required to complete four courses from the list of electives. In addition students will do their Senior Design Project in the same area of elective courses chosen.

The curriculum of BS biochemistry is divided into various categories as shown in the below table:

Sr #

Category

Description

Credit Hours

1

University Requirements

Courses under this category are compulsory which are completed by all bachelor students at KUST.

22

2

Faculty Common Courses

Support area courses - Only required for students who are registered in related degree programs

3

2

Core Course

Core courses related to the degree program as per the HEC and KUST guidelines..

91

 

3

Technical Elective

In the senior years students are provided opportunity to choose area of specializations of their interest. The Department offers various important and latest specialization areas in this academic program which are mentioned in the scheme of study.

12

4

Senior Design Project

In order to train students to tackle a project related real world problems, senior design project is offered that is spread over the last two semesters. 

6

 

Total

 

134

 

BS Biochemistry (Semester Plans):

The whole program is divided into eight semesters as follows:

 

Code

Title

CrHr

Pre-req

 

Code

Title

CrHr

Pre-req

Semester I

 

Semester II

XXX

UR- I

3(3+0)

Nil

 

XXX

UR- II

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM101

Introductory Biochemistry

4(3+1)

Nil

 

XXX

UR- III

3(3+0)

Nil

ZOO101

Zoology I

4(3+1)

 

 

BCHM111

Carbohydrates and Lipids

4(3+1)

BCHM101

XXX

FR-. I

3(3+0)

 

 

XXX

 UR- IV

4(3+1)

Nil

CHEM112

Basic Inorganic Chemistry I

4(3+1)

Nil

 

CHEM122

Basic Organic Chemistry I

4(3+1)

Nil

Semester III

 

Semester IV

XXX

UR- V

3(3+0)

Nil

 

XXX 

UR- VII

3(3+0)

Nil

BOT101

Diversity of Plants

4(3+1)

Nil

 

BCHM221

Molecular Biology

3(2+1)

BCHM211

XXX

UR- VI

3(3+0)

Nil

 

MIC101

Fundamentals of Microbiology

3(2+1)

Nil

BCHM211

Proteins and Nucleic acids

4(3+1)

BCHM101

 

BCHM231

Human Physiology

3(3+0)

 

CHEM233

Basic Physical Chemistry I

4(3+1)

 

 

BCHM212

Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Lipids

3(3+0)

BCHM111

 

 

 

Nil

 

CHEM351

Analytical Chemistry

2(2+0)

 

Semester V

 

Semester VI

BCHM311

Metabolism of Proteins and Nucleic acids

3(3+0)

BCHM211

 

BCHM314

Statistics for Biochemistry

2(2+0)

CHEM311

BCHM312

Enzymology

3(2+1)

 

 

BCHM351

Industrial biochemistry

3(3+0)

 

BCHM321

Biochemical Techniques

3(2+1)

BCHM221

 

BCHM315

Biosafety and bioethics

3(3+0)

CHEM321

BCHM331

Immunology

3(3+0)

BCHM231

 

BCHM333

Clinical Biochemistry

3(2+1)

CHEM331

BCHM332

Genetics

2(2+0)

Nil

 

BCHM361

Nutritional Biochemistry

3(2+1)

CHEM341

BCHM313

Environmental Biochemistry

3(2+1)

Nil

 

BCHM341

Plant Biochemistry

2(2+0)

Nil

Semester VII

 

Semester VIII

BCHM471

Research Planning & Scientific Writings

3(3+0)

Nil

 

BCHM421

Bio membranes and cell Signaling

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM411

Bioinformatics

3(2+1)

Nil

 

BCHM431

Antimicrobials and chemotherapeutics

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHMXXX

Elective-I

3(3+0)

Nil

 

BCHMXXX

Elective-III

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHMXXX

Elective-II

3(3+0)

Nil

 

BCHMXXX

Elective-IV

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM498

Senior Design Project-PI

3(0+3)

Nil

 

BCHM499

Senior Design Project-PII

3(0+3)

Nil

                     

 

List of Technical/Major Electives:

The department offers various specializations to its students in the last stages of the program. Various latest courses are mentioned under each specialization category. Student will be required to study 12 Cr. Hrs courses (4 courses) from the list of electives

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Pre-Requisites

BCHM412

Animal cell and tissue culture

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM413

Cell Biology

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM422

Genomics

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM423

Proteomics

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM424

Applied Biotechnology

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM425

Methods in molecular biology

3(3+0)

BCHM221

BCHM426

Molecular mechanisms of diseases

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM427

Gene expression and regulation

3(3+0)

BCHM221

BCHM428

Recombinant DNA Technology

3(3+0)

BCHM332

BCHM432

Medical Microbiology

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM433

Biochemistry of Body Fluids

3(3+0)

BCHM231

BCHM434

Cancer Biology

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM461

Food Biochemistry

3(3+0)

Nil

BCHM498

Senior Design Project PI

3(0+3)

Nil

BCHM499

Senior Design Project PII

3(0+3)

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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